North Shore hui celebrates end of four-year journey with new law

  • Scott Yunker / The Garden Island

    The Wai‘oli Valley Taro Hui stand with supporters including DLNR Chair Suzanne Case, Gov. David Ige, Rep. Nadine Nakamura, Kaua‘i County Councilmember Mason Chock and attorneys U‘ilani Tanigawa Lum and Kapua Sproat.

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    Waiʻoli Valley Taro Hui Vice President Kimo Inanod takes a break from pulling kalo in Waiʻoli.

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    Wai‘oli Valley Taro Hui Secretary JoAnne Kaona and father Clarence “Shorty” Kaona in their ʻohana’s loʻi in Waiʻoli.

  • Courtesy / U‘ilani Tanigawa Lum

    Farmers, University of Hawai‘i environmental law clinicians, Office of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee Dan Ahuna and Kaua‘i County Councilmember Mason Chock meet at Waiʻoli Stream.

WAIPA — North Shore taro farmers are celebrating a hard-earned victory, years after catastrophic flooding and subsequent legal hurdles upset their way of life.